Steven Campbell: Love at Tramway

20 January – 25 March 2018

Love at Tramway Glasgow is an exhibition of twelve large-scale multi-media collages made between 1988 and 1991 by Steven Campbell. The collages developed during an experimental phase of Campbell’s practice and include clay, plaster and papier mache sculpture, drawing, printmaking and textile design.

Campbell’s large-scale, predominantly two- dimensional collages were each made over a period of weeks, in part because of the laborious way in which the artist chose to work with material (hand painting and then adhering individual strands of string rather than painting once they were integrated into the collage). Completed at the kitchen table, amid the rhythms of family life the resulting collages are testament to Campbell’s modest needs, his restless imagination and experimental nature but perhaps even more so to his sensitivity to the world around him. In these works we see a manifestation of the most powerful cornerstones of his life, his family, the natural world and his boundless imagination.

Love is curated by Linsey Young in collaboration with Tramway. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue including a new essay by Michael Bracewell, supported by Creative Scotland

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20 January – 25 March 2018

Love at Tramway Glasgow is an exhibition of twelve large-scale multi-media collages made between 1988 and 1991 by Steven Campbell. The collages developed during an experimental phase of Campbell’s practice and include clay, plaster and papier mache sculpture, drawing, printmaking and textile design.

Campbell’s large-scale, predominantly two- dimensional collages were each made over a period of weeks, in part because of the laborious way in which the artist chose to work with material (hand painting and then adhering individual strands of string rather than painting once they were integrated into the collage). Completed at the kitchen table, amid the rhythms of family life the resulting collages are testament to Campbell’s modest needs, his restless imagination and experimental nature but perhaps even more so to his sensitivity to the world around him. In these works we see a manifestation of the most powerful cornerstones of his life, his family, the natural world and his boundless imagination.

Love is curated by Linsey Young in collaboration with Tramway. The exhibition will be accompanied by a catalogue including a new essay by Michael Bracewell, supported by Creative Scotland

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